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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
, 4 , 1808 TWELVE PAGES , SINGLE COPY JT1VE UENTS.
ESTABLISHED JUNE 10 , 'J871 , OMAHA , Fill DAY MORNINGFEBRTLAllY
LYNCHED IN ALASKA
Bad Man Strung Up by Vigilantes in
SHOWS SUPREME NERVE IN THE ORDEAL
Murderer's Onso Settled by an Improvised
Judicial Body ,
KILLED TWO MEMBERS OF HIS PARTY
Expresses Eegret that Ho Had Not Killed
MINNESOTA MAN ONE OF THE VICTIMS
Man WIif > IK Iln UK : < 'il Decline * < < >
Mn he Any Sluti'im-iit llefnro lie
IM llHlipreil Into the
SRATTLK , Feb. 3. "Hoys , string me mi
If you llltc , but remember you arc hntiglns
the steadiest man with a nix-shooter that
ever came out of Montana. You say it's all
right to hang me , and I guess It Is. I'm only
sorry I didn't get the rest of 'cm. "
With these words cowboy Ioc Tanner faced
his executioners on the morning of January
a at Vuldes pass. The men who ixu.seJ
sentence on him wcro members of a party
of Massachusetts prospectors bound Tor the
Corner river county , Alaska , and the crime
for w\Ich ) Tanner iwld the penalty was , -the
killing of X. A. Call of Worthlngton , Minn. ,
and William A. Leo of Lowell , Mass.
The expedition consisted of forty men ami
Tanner had Joined them In Seattle on their
way north. Ho was supplied with an outfit
and taUcn Into membership , but. unmindful
of that fact , he was quarrelsome and so ovcr-
hearing that his companions decided that he
must Icuvo the party. On the evening ol
January 1 a mostlng was held In Call's tenl
and during the conference the statement was
made , "Wo must get rid of Tanner ; let him
take his share of thu outnt and shift for him
self. Wo nro hero for business and we mean
whut wo say. " There were four men at the
meeting and no booner had the remark been
made than the ilap of the little tent was
HEADY TO SETTLE ACCOUNTS.
Tanner appeared , sU-shootcr In hand.
"Iloys , I overheard your talk about me , '
ho said. "I'm hero for business. " Ileforr.
hla victims realized what had happened
" \iniicr had shot twice , and the bullets
ji'lercod Call and Leo through the bodies.
Tanner flird again , but his preceding bhot
had extinguished the candle and thn bul
let did not take effect. Ono of the re
maining members crouched down behind
the mces box , and the other , cutting his
way out of the tent , gave the alarm. Tan
ner , supposing the three men to be dead ,
took a station In Homo brush. It was
not long before ho was surrounded.
"You'd batter surrender your gun , " was
called out to him. "If you eay so , boys , I'll
do it , " was his response , and he then handed
over his weapon. The miners at once con
vened nod by an overwhelming majority de
cided that Tanner should bo hanged. There
wan some discussion over the rope. When
notified of the decision Tanner observed that
ho hcpcd they would not tantalize him by
stringing him and letting him down ngaln
before ho was dead. He was led out In the
enow during the early morning. He fear
lessly allowed the re > o to bo tied about hln
neck and EO met his doom. Tanner was
burled face downward.
A. C. Ijocb of San Francisco , who wit
nessed the execution , bald he never saw such
on exhibition of nerve. Tanner declined to
make a statement other than to say that at
0 yearn of ago ho was left f-ti orphan.
\VORTHINGTON , Minn. , Tab. 3. N. A.
Call , who was murdered by M. P. Tanner
In the Copper river district , lAlaska , had
been a farmer of this county for the last
fifteen years , living about three miles west
of hero at Org , Minn. , where he had a fine
farm. Ho sold off his stock and farm Im
plements In November last and left for
Alaska. A letter was received a few days
ago , saying ho was all right. Ho leaves a
wlfo and three children.
CATflll.Vr. Till ) KI.DMJIKH FUVCIt.
from \\Vntcriii Vi-iv York
( o Dli ? Gold.
YORK. Feb. 3. Many people from
western New York or giving up goal posi
tions. putting their all Into outfits and stort
ing for the Klondtko region , says the
Rochester correspondent of the Times. The
re-turn to Frankllnvillo. Cuttaruugus county ,
of Dan Frazer seems to tovo been tlio match
which Ignited the rapidly spreading flames
of excitement. In Icba than ten minutes
after Frazer landed In his native town 300
persons had surrounded htm and ho was
kept busy answering questions until 4 o'clock
the next morning. Frazer talked willingly
enough about his experience , but about his
own fortune was reticent. "I am satisfied , "
was the most that could bo drawn from
him , Perhaps this reticence flreJ excitement
moro than the most golden tales would
have done. At any rate tlio Icavcti worked
BO well that there started back to the far
nortfincst Tucnday with Frazer a largu
party. Just how largo cannot bo told till the
men leaveSeattle' . From Fronkllnvlllo alone
eighteen went. Others Joined the party at
Salamanca , Buffalo , Rochester and many
towns contributed others. Among the pll-
Krlms were Joltn R. Holden , president of the
Frankllnvlllo First National bank , and his
wife. The brigade Is headed by A. II , Rob-
The week of Fruzer's return brought back
also A. B. Bower and C. M. Glllett of Byron ,
GencEco county , and Menzle , Mosler and
Lee , former Caledonia men. The appearance
and tales ot the men roused all Gcnescsp
county to the highest plteli of excitement.
Six Italians who left Leroy last summer
wcro reported to bo oar.i.ng from $10 to $15
per day. Menzlo and Glllett confided to
( heir friends that they owned two and one-
half clatnu , for ono of which they would not
take (50,000. ( Their talcs have proves ! so al
luring that when these men start on their
return trip March 1 they will bo accompanied
by as mnny Qcncseo county folks as can ralso
the necessary money. How widespread la the
Interest Is proved by the Immense crowds
that gather from every part of the county
whenever ono of thcio men speak In public.
Each and every ono of these returned gold-
eecUcrs gives the scarcity of provisions dur
ing the winter mouths as bis reason for re
turning at this tlmo.
Other western Now York towns which
cannot boatt of the return of their Klondike
pilgrims are making the most ot letters
trom the faraway Eldorado , Tiiet * U not
i village BO small or so poor that It has
not representatives present or prospective In
the * Yuken go'.d fields. Holley , Orleans
county , sent n party of six this week.
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Clark ot Perry , Wyo
ming county , sot out Tuesday. Their plan
Is to open a hotel on tlio Yukon. Three
Hornclisvllle men have Joined a big band
whose niembcM each placed $1,000 In a
common fund end will chare all things
( ill.V.M ) HUSH IS O.V I'OH KI,1)XI1HCI3.
Xortliorn Ovi-rlnnil TrnJnn Crimtleil
ST. PAUL , iMInn. , Feb. 3.-Tho overland
trains on the transcontinental railroads
were again crowded today with Klondike
pilgrims. Many came In on the morning
trains from Chicago .snd ran out as soon as
they could secure supplies.
One consignment of forty-one dogs from
Washburn , WIs. , went on the Great Northern ,
accompanied by a party of ten men from
Wisconsin , who expect to sill from Seattle
February 9 and propose to conduct sled
trains In the Intcnor , having eight sleds with
S. n. Robbing and twenty-four western
New Yorkers left via the Northern Pacific
und expect to bo Joined by thirty more
The Hurt party of eight from Dubtuiue
took the afternoon train. Among other par-
tlcH passing through today wcro the Button
and Fcnskl parties from. Buffalo , N. Y. , ono
I irty from Chicago anJ another from On
tario , an Ind.anapolls party that expects to
go into the outfitting business at Skagway
and I' . 11) ) . Snow and companions of Frccport ,
111 , , besides many from Minnesota and ud-
Then rriu-i-cilH to Kill Three .Mi-in-
1-i-s of Ills Kniiillj.
LITTLU UOCK. Ark. , Feb. 3. Ono of the
most horrlblo crimes ever perpetrated In the
state took place In ( Franklin comity last
night. Sol Autrey , a farmer , accompanied
by hla family , went early yesterday morn
ing to visit bis aged father and mother liv
ing near Mulberry.
Shortly after his arrival Autrey became
engaged In a religious argument with the
eld folks. . Suddenly ho grasped an Iron bar ,
killed his aged father , mother , and his 10-
year-old son , and seriously wounded his wlfo
and ithrco remaining children , two of whom
aio not expecto.l to live.
His wlfo and eldest daughter , although
badly hurt , managed to notify tbo neighbors.
When they reached the house they found
Autrey n raving maniac with his clothing
on flro. Ho was overpowered after n hard
struggle. The sight that met the neighbors'
eyes was appalling. The three dead victims
of the crazy man lay on the floor beaten ,
burned and mangled almost beyocij recog
nition. Ho has been chained all day , talkIng -
Ing incoherently , swearing that witches were
the cause of the act. Some doubt his insan
XOT AII , I'l.UASUD WITH 1)11. HAM ,
Several Mi inlM rH of Ihe Sexslon. Teii-
ili'r TJiHr lU-sl iiufIons.
NEW YORK , Feb. 3. In view of the action
cf the congregation ot the Fifth Avenue
church last evening In adopting the resolu
tion ol the committee , requesting the pastor ,
Rev. John W. Hall , to withdraw his resig
nation , Inquiry was made today of Sllea 13.
TJiowncll , the stated clerk of the church
sessions , In regard to the report that fcevcn
ot the sixteen members ot the session had
written letters ot resignation to take effect
In case of a formal decision In favor of Dr.
Mr. Browncll , who Is alleged to bo ono
cf these seven , declined to dwiy that several
resignations had been prepared as reported ,
or to discuss a rumor that all but four of
the remaining member * of the session would
resign at or bcforo the next meeting of that
CNCOUIIAUIM : OUTI.OOIC von \VHIJ\T :
ICaiiMiN Crop IM Hriiorti-il t < > lie In
TOPEKA , Kan , , Feb. 3. Secretary Col-
burn of the State Board of Agriculture
called on his correspondents In the state
about the tlmo of the last heavy snow for
reports c itho condition ot wheat through
out the state. Reports have been received
from clghty-ono counties , and after care
fully tabulating nnd comparing them , Mr.
Colburn today prepared his first crop bulle
tin for the year.
The conclusions In 'tlio ' bulletin are the
best Judgment of moro than COO ot the best
farmers in Kansas , A summary of the re
ports received from all sections of Kansas
concerning the present condition of winter
wheat , with few exceptions , shows the situ
ation to bo most encouraging , and the con
dition above an average for the tlmo of
CO\VIIOYS OIIASi : IC'VI'TMJ TIIII3VI3S.
They Kill < ) ni > of tlio DrxiicrnilaoN mill
Vri- I.ooUliiKfor tin * OlluTH.
GREAT FALLS , Mont. , Feb. 3. Word
reached hero this evening ot a pitched battle -
tlo between cowboys and cattle thieves went
of Glasgow near the South Dakota line.
Ono of the thieves Is reported dead and the
cowboys are In pursuit of the other mem
bers ot the gang , who have crossed Into
Dakota. The cowboys yesterday about noon
surprised the thieves in possession of
twenty head of stock. The posse opened
flro , which was returned by the desperadoes
and for an hour n running fight was main
tained. The cowboys are armed and trying
to overtake the men. Stockmen are backIng -
Ing the cowbojH In their chase.
IIMI r.i , ui.i < ti ice is A .MASTKH.
StuMirt'N AlinoNt rniiiilinoiiN nmlorxt'-
iiu-iil from tin1 County Comiulltci' ,
NEW YORK. Feb. 3. Lemuel n. Qulgg
and his friends carried everything before
them tonl ut at the meeting of the repub
lican county committee. Only two members
of the committee were absent who wcro en
titled to a vote. Two hundred and eleven
delegates voted for Mr. Qulgg for president
of the committee , two voted against him , and
two declined to vote.
Worilt'ii CJi'tNnolluT Iti'iirlevi' ,
SACUAiMIJNTO , Cnl. , Fob. 3. Governor
Iluilil today granted Salti-r 13. Worden ,
nwnltliiR execution at Folsom prison for
participation In the wrecking of the over
land train In Yolo county during ) the strike
In 1SOI , another reprieve until Juno 17 , this
year. The reprieve was Issued Unit the
commission of lunacy appointed by Gov
ernor lludd to Inquire Into Worden's mental
condition mltrht continue Its Investigation.
Fcnr of Frci-K.liiK' IM Dlxprllfil ,
CINCINNATI , Feb. < , All fears of the
Ohio river freezing over so ns to stop navi
gation were dispelled tonlt'ht by the rise-
of the temperature. Further up the river
It Is reported that boats nro luld up by
the river being frozen , and great Buttering
exists nt many points , The thermometer
has chanced from B detjreca below to 15
above lero within the last twenty-lour
hour * .
WILLIAMS HAS SOME STOCK
President of the Chemical National Bank
is a Victim ,
INVESTS IN ONE OF GRABLE'S ' VENTURES
' ' lie ] 'ro-
Ilnnk DlrcrlnrM I'IINM I'non < -
inotor'M I'll in-p mill Accept III * *
Demand Xoti > IIM Trmiiurnry
NDW YORK , Feb. 3. President
of the Chemical National bank , wUicn shown
the dispatch from St. Louis containing ar
Interview with arable , In which the lattei
said Mr. Williams had been a stockholder
In one of his companies for several > cars ,
"H Is wrong for this mun to try to mix me
up In his schemes. It Is true that I have
been connected with ono of his companies ,
but It was , .1 trifling matter , not moro than
$2,000 or ? 3,000. "
Ho also admitted the truth of a state
ment Uiat on Thursday "Tist the Chemical
Nnlonal bnk had accepted a demand note
of $201,000 from arable , agreeing at the
same time not to press Grable for the money ,
William H. Kurtz , who Is said to have
been associated ! with Grable In many cf his
deals , said today : " .Mr. Gn.'ble's ' dealings
with the Chemical National bank have ex
tended over a considerable period. As I
understanJ 'htm , he was well known to the
bank otllclals. To my certain knowledge he
owed the bank $170,000 and liquidated until
the debt amounted to only $19,000. Thus he
Las goao on. A't ' the 'beginning ' of last week
the total amount of arable's -indebtedness
to the bank was $201,500. It seems that Mr.
Qulnlan had not reported the- latest trans
actions to President Williams.
"Becoming n little anxious , Mr. Qulnlan
made a statement of Mr. arable's account
bcforo President Williams and the directors
at last Thursday's raeeetlng. The directors
made no complaint on this head , know.ng
-Mr. arable , but sent a message Inviting him
to wait upon them. Mr. Grable called there
and the result of the conference was that
Mr. Grable gave the directors a idemund
note for $201,500. The directors then agreed
not to press him , hut to afford him a margin
oC tlmo In which to pay thenote. . "
SILVER PRECIPITATES THE CRASH.
Mr. Kurtz said he knew nothing about
Silver and had never endorsed any of Silver's
papers. "It was this matter of Silver's , "
said Mr. Kurtz , "tbjt precipitated the crisis
and brought about all the mischief. It
preyed upon Mr. Qulnlan. "
Judge F. G. Ilamcr of Kearney , Neb. ,
who was said to bo Mr. arable's counsel ,
said that Grablo beganhi.3 business life as
a bank clerk in Kearney and then branched
out as a money lender and real estate
dealer in Lincoln , where ho prospered.
Judge Hamer said Grable had never failed
in any of hla enterprises. He said that 11
Grablo had not been pressed ho could
easily have paid off his present Indebted
ness to the Chemical National hank. Gra-
blo's western companies , ho said , werq all
in a prosperous condition. He said he sup
posed Grablo's property , if realized on ,
would bring $1,000,000 over and above Mr.
arable's total indebtedness.
Judge Hamer was shown a dispatch from
Omaha stating- that among others he was
suing the property of Grable for $0,500.
Judge Hnmer said ho knew nothing of this
suit and was evidently surprised.
"It has bcem brought by some one In my
Interest , I suppose , " ho said , "perhaps for
some company which I represent. I have
been looking after Mr. arable's personal
affairs in the west for some time. I am
his personal counsel. I have been In New-
York for several -weeks. Mr. Crablc tele
graphed mo from St. Louis toJay. Ho evi
dently knew nothing about tlite Chemical
bank affair until today. Ho may como on
to Now York. "
Mr. Kurtz said ho had been a etock-
holdcr in arable's companies for some time
and was closely associated with him In busi
SAYS HE WILL PAY UP.
John S. Silver , ono of the men whose
borrowing from the Chenllcal National bank
led to the resignation of Director and Canh-
ler Qulnlan , eald today that ho did not
ewe as much as ho had been said to owe ,
but whatever the sum was ho would pay It.
Solan U. Strong , aa attorney for Benjamin
P. Stephens , ctbtained an attachment today
for $112 for , breach of contract against the
North American Manufacturing company , o (
which John S. Silver la the president , .
The officers of the Chemical National hank
wcro In communication by telegraph with
banks In various parts of the country to
trace the coursu of the certified checks given
'by Cashier Qulnlan to Messrs. Silver and
arable and to ascertain whether financial
Institutions elsewhere had advanced money
on drafts such as were accepted ns security
at the Chemical National. The directors of
the ibank were In session all day dlscubFlug
means of recovering as much as may bo ] cs-
slblo of the money loaned by Mr. Qu'nlan. '
PHILADELPHIA , Fob. 3. The men 'n this
city who are Interested In eomo of thn mining
enterprises which wc-ro prooii/iod by Francis
Grablo say they have no particular Intcnst
now in Grablo or his doing * ) . Ex-Governor
Robert E. Pattlson , president of the Edge-
mont & Union Hill Smel'lng company , wr.o
seen this afternoon and said Grabto had not
been connected with the Union Hill or Edge-
mont companies since September liwt. These
companies on January 11 coiisolM.itoj under
the name of the Eilgemont & Union Illil
Smelting company. Ho said Grailo'a actions
could In no way Involve the company.
Ono of the directors of the company made
the following statement , which was approved
iby President Pattlson :
BUY GHABLE'S STOCK.
"Mr. Grablo , " ho said , "acted only 03 promoter
meter of our company , and blnce last Sep
tember ho has had no connoctlon ' .vlth It
whatever. Shortly before that thn com
pany purchased 200 claims hell by him for
stock valued at $1,800,000 , hut since then all
of the stock has been luir-Mmse. ] and the
company can in no way be Involve' ! .
"He came to this city highly endorsed and
strongly recommended by bankers , mer
chants and business nun throughout the
west , and also by many In the cast. No one
Invested In his schemes blindly. All of the
Investors visited the property and made ft
thorough Inspection , All who were Inter
ested pronounce-J In Its favor , and there li
DO reason for a change of mind. He did not
exaggerate the advantages , and wo are
therefore surprised over tbo stories which
have been published concerning him , Be
fore the Edgemont & Union Hill Bnieltlng
company was organized we had experts vlult
the locality and they reported In iti favor.
"It U the general opinion hero that Mr ,
arable's troubles have been caused by the
( act that he baa over-extended UU capital
la many enterprises In which howas Inter-
csted. Last October our ofllce was moved
from New York to this city. We are now
building smelters , and as Boon as they arc
completed we will go aheid. "
George A. Fletcher , one of the directors
of the KJgmont & Union Hill company , to
day In co mm en pleas court , obtained a wrl !
of foreign attachment against Francis C.
Grable for $25,000. J. Wesley Supplce of the
Corn Exchange bank and , John H , Graham
were named ca garnlshccs. Ball was named
EXECUTIONS WITHOUT LIMIT.
The sheriff received executions today
against John S. Silver for $49,430 In favor of
Cumlllo Wcldcnfcld on a Judgment obtained
Kobruary 17 , 1S9C , and on $15,150 In favor of
Mr. Wcldcnfcld on a judgment December IS ,
1894. No property was found on which to
An execution against Mr. Silver for $5I,21G
In favor of Samuel It , Smith was returned
marked "no property" on Dcecmfbcr 31 last.
An execution August 18 , 1894 , for $17,918 , In
favor of Eugene Kelly and ono for $25,103 on
May IS , 1892 , In favor of George W. Adams
as executor , wcro ( both returned Indorsed
" . "
Gcorgo M. Wright , an assignee of Hilton
Hughes & Co. , put In an execution for a
small rinount today.
An attachment was received a few days
ago for a small amount against tlio North
American Manufacturing company , of which
John S. Silver IB president. In favor of I ) . P.
Stevens for celluloid. A deputy sheriff re
ceived two executions against Francis C.
GraMo about thrco weeks ago , one for $5,220
In favor of Wllllard Drown and the other
for $2,000 In fa\or of D. W. Whltmorc , both
ibelnR on notes. H Is said these two notes
wcro payable at the Security and Trust com
pany of Philadelphia.
KANSAS CITY , Feb. 3. W. K. Kurtz ,
assoc'-Hcd with Francis Grable in hla west
ern enterprises , and whceo former address
Is given as Kansas City , is not , as far as
can to learned , known to local capltal'ats.
found who have
At any rate none have been
become Interested through him or his as
sociates In their schemes.
WORKS UPON CHICAGO PEOPLE.
CHICAGO , Feb. 3. No moro energetic
campaign was ever worked to enlist capital
In a mining venture than the ono in which
Francis Grnblo has been engineering at the
Great Northern hotel for the last six weeks.
The revelations of his financial transactions
with the Chemical National bank of New
York put a sudden stop to the crusade which
had been so vigorously waged to enlist Chicago
cage pcoplo In his latest enterprise , "The
Consolidated Gold Fields of the T31nck Hills. "
The forced resignation of Cashier Qulnlan
from the Chemical National when the bank
directors learned of the loans , and the
strong words which President Williams
used in speaking of Grable" and his projects ,
brought deep gloom upon the luxurious
headquarters of the Grable company.
There is a similarity In "the operations of
the new company and the original Union
Hill company , which Tvas floated in Philadel
phia and the est , coc-Gov.crnor Pattison of
Pennsylvania and Ccncral B. F. Tracy of
. The 1s-
Now York having large interests.
sue of stock was the. srune , , the amount kept
in the treasury ws the same and the money
to 'be utcd in the development of the prop
erty was to be raised in the same way.
A corner sulto of rooms was secured at the
Gicat Northern and a force of eight men
was ijuartered at the hotel to boom the new
enterprise , arable's expenses ran over $300
a week for board alone. The additional ex-
peases In entertaining prospective Invcstois
ran to a still higher figure.
The names of several Chicago people wcro
given as having subscribed ] to the stock , but
they den.cd the statement when asked In re
gard to It.
Mayor Harrison Is the only man around
the city hall who will confess to having In
vested In arable's schemp. Everyone else
denies it. But if he did not find other cus
tomers In the building it was not for want
of trying. For weeks every head of depart
ment Iws 'been flooded with the Orab-lo pros
pectuses and advertisements , tolling how
easily money was to bo made through the
GUA1II.K I.OOATK1J UN ST.
TnlUs Concerning Ills nn < eriirines In
ST. LOUIS , Feb. 3. Francis C. arable ,
to whom William J. Qulnlan , Jr. . cashier of
the Chemical National bank of New York ,
loaned $393,000 of the bank's money , In con-
Goqucnco of which Mr. Qulnlan saw fit to re
sign his position as cashier , Is now in this
city. Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Grable and
Mrs. J. M. Latiincr , the latter the mother
of Mrs. Grable , arc occupying a magnificent
sulto of rooms at the Planter's hotel In this
city. The party arrived here on Tuesday ,
February 1. and have been quietly attending
to their own affairs and Inaccessible to the ,
representatives of the local press. Tbo
arables are registered from New York , and
Mrs. Latlmer from New Orleans. The length
of their stay hero Is Indefinite.
"I have Just read with the deepest pate
and regret of the resignation of Mr. Wil
liam J. Qulnlan , Jr. , cashier of the Chemical
National bank of Now York. Ho lias been
ray friend for twenty years and I have been
a depositor at the Chemical bank for moro
than six years past , and my Intimate busi
ness relations with him during this period
have always been ot the moat pleasant
character. It is unnecessary for me to
say to any ono familiar -with Mr. Qulnlan'a
sterling Integrity that ho has never profited
from any of my business transactions with
"Ono year ago my sbllpatlons to the bank
wcro 1160,000 , and six months ago I hud paid
up every dollar. The present Indebtedness
has been Incurred since that time.
"I never knew nor have 1 over hearJ of
the Mr. Silver mentioned In the dispatches
as being a debtor of the bank , nor Is ho now
nor never has been connected with any of
my interests In any way ,
"Mr. Williams , the president of the Chem-
loil bank , lias been a stockholder for several
years In ono of the townslto companies I
organized and has expressed his complete
satisfaction with bis Investment.
"The work I have been doing is that of
opening up a new 'country , stretching for
600 miles along the Burlington line , begin
ning at Alliance , Neb. , and ending at 1)11- )
llngs , Mont. , and Including the branch line
of 100 miles through tbo Black Hills to
Dcadwood. Only those who have had ex-
perlenco In building up towns and villages
have any idea of the enormous task. There
are forty-four towns In our territory. I
have built about COO miles of canali and
laterals for Irrigation and power purposes
and a largo number of storage reservoirs
tributary to thcio towns and have thereby
opened up thousands ot acres for settle
ment and established ( arming communities
ot many homes. I hare followed < the fame
plan on which Qrcelcy , Colo. , was built up
Continued on Third I'UEC. )
ARKANSAS ON BAND WACO !
Proposes to EiJo Along with the Othfi
Transmississippl States ,
WILL BE IN EVIDENCE AT EXPOSITIOI
Governor .loneM Appoint * n llonril o
Forty CiMitntlNiloiier. * , "Who Will
A'lntt O in till a u nil ArrunBO
LITTLE HOCK , Ark. , Feb. 3. ( Spccta
Telegram. ) Arkansas will bo represented a
the Omaha exposition. That fact was set
tied today at a meeting of the board o
commissioners appointed by Governor Jonca
The board consists of forty members , repre
scntlng every section of the state and tti
varied Interests. The entire day was takci
up with a consideration of the cnterrirlsi
from every standpoint. Hon. H. W. Richard
son of Omaha , representing the management
was present and In an exhaustive manne ;
explained the object and benefits of thi
It was finally voted to make a strict ) ;
state showing , Independent of corporation !
or Individuals , providing suitable concession !
nro obtalucd , which wcro outllnedby Commls
sloner Hlchardson. In order to satisfy all
the board accepted the Invitation and wll
visit Omaha in a body In the near future
probably about the IGth. At this Unit
suitable space will bo selected and in nl
probability arrangements made for tin
erection of a state building. Governor Jonci
and other state officials will accompany tbi
commission to Omaha on Its preliminary
trip. i i
The Gotten Helt railway has arranged ti
make an Independent exhibit , embracing tin
resources tributary to Its line in Arkansas
Texan and Louisiana. Mr. Lobaun , genera
pcsscnger agent , attended the meeting toda )
and pledged his cordial support and co
operation In every possible way.
The -state has no appropriation to draw
upon , but Its enterprising citizens will maki
the most of this golden opportunity to shov
the world what Arkansas has In the way o
agriculture , minerals , timber , fruit , etc
Colonel W. G. Vlncenholler , commissioner o
mines and agriculture , was ejected as per
maiicnt prculdcnt and AV. D. Mathcws
editor of the Stuttgart Tree Press , pcrma
nent secretary. Committees on finance , exec
utlvc- , agriculture , mines , forestry , etc. , wen
ordered appointed by the president. A vlci
president will be ( .elected from each count ;
and an earnest canvass for funds and exhibit !
will bo prosecuted.
COI.UUADO AVIM. 'UK ' IN IIXU
llouvcr mid Ui - 'Stntis ' AVJ11 Conic t <
the Nil ? Shmv.
"Tho city of Denver and the state o
Colorado will not bo found among the miss
Ing when your Transmississippi and Inter
national Exposition opens on Juno 1 , " Bali
A. T. Macdonald , ono of the Denver com
jnlsslonqrs , who Is at the Mlllard. "Mr
W. S. Ward and m > self liavo been dele
gated by the city commission to come ti
Omahn to select a slto for a Denver build
Ing. There Is every prospect that a vcr ;
creditable structure will bo erected If wi
nro fortunate enough to be allotted a suit
able location. Wo have been most cordlall ;
received hero and tomorrow with a com
mltteo will visit the exposition ground ;
and 'size up' the situation , so that wo ma ;
return to Denver and give our people som <
Idea of the magnitude of the undertakes
you have In hand. Mr. Ward , the chair
man of our board , had charge of Cole
radn's mining exhibit at the World's fall
and Is ono of our sterling cltlzena. lie
does not know of such a word as fall ir.v
Is almost as enthusiastic over the cxposl
itlon as are the citizens of this very cuter
prising city. You can depend upon it , Colorado
rado will have something to make youi
visitors talk about. "
KIMMICSUXV VAMTIJ THAT IS LOST
Hecretnry fiiiKu SIIS'M UKOr MiiIinel >
Mil * Outlived Its 1'uriioMi * .
BALTIMORE , Feb. 3. Two cabinet officers
wcro among the speakers at the annual ban
quet of the Merchants' and Manufacturers' '
association held hero tonight. Secretary
Gage oJ the treasury was the chief speaker ,
but Postmcoter General Gary wao also on
the list , as were Congressman Dlngley and
United States Senator Wellington.
Thaprincipal toasts were : "Tho Relation
of Business to Government Finances , " re
sponse iby the cecrctary of the treasury ; "The
Postal Service and Its Relation to Conr-
mcrco , " response l > y the postmaster general ;
"Our Industrial and Business Future , " re
sponse iby Congressman Nelson Dlngley ;
"Cuba , " response toy Congressman John M ,
Tbero were nearly 200 covers , ana the
menu was an elaborate one- .
Secretary Gage , the first speaker on the
list , eald in part : "It is the jnst complaint
agalntt government ' icsues of paper that
though obedient to the legislative will , It la
nevertheless not In harmony with the higher
economic law which iblcsscs the obedient and
punishes all violation whether the violation
be willful or through Ignorance. A true
credit Instrument truthfully evidences "that " a
thing of value has passed , yet fa-tilt cxlstu
In fact , even if transformed In shape and
substance. Such an Instrument Is clothed
with the quality of legitimacy. If the fact
bo otherwise , if the value passed has been
consumed , destroyed or loat , the credit In
strument Itself becomes a commercial Interloper
leper , a misleading token , nor can Kings ,
emperors or senate change the fact ,
'I can only point out the fact that our
own legal tender notes , dear , as they are to
the patriotic heart , serviceable as they were
In a great crisis , are yet our of accord/ / with
the true economic laws. The value for which
they were originally Issued was Immediately
consumed or destroyed. As now reissued
they are evidences of a value already con
sumed by the Issuer , or of services already
past. These notes , operating In the com
mercial field , thus differentiated from < he
true credit Instruments which commerce can
create , and If loft at reasonable liberty will
Itself create , must somewhere work Injury ,
oven If we cannot distinctly point It out.
"In ray opinion It Is here that business re
ceives an injury , general and wide reaching ,
through Us forced relations to government
paper money. I wish It were not so. I
would bo glad In this regard to bo In error
Neither is It pleasant nor popular to bear
this witness If It be true , but I know of no
higher duty upon tbo man who loves his
country , who desires It to march In the
vanguard of progress and prosperity among
the nations of itho earth , than to deal faith
fully according to the light of his honest
convictions with these great questions which
affect ( or good or 111 his comitry'a wcl-
THE BEE BULLETIN.
Weather Forecast for NVbrnslin
Threatening ! Westerly Wind *
1. ll.nl Mil u I.ynrlinl IrBl
Muro of ( Irntili-'H Stv Wijel
Arkiini.iR Will Ho JBigaM" > Mtloii.
Mlimcnntnns Look WH SJI * ' " lllK-sl"nr
S , Prti li > lloyecitt i/jtR&Klciin / Trull.
1 1 m > mi Tallin AtxiiirBMbffj'H lint.
Ji. Nrlirunkn' * Ciilnin Sj ffHlitliiu Dclnycd
McComicll Hints jjii lirHTo.
i. IMitorlnl end c''L i 1P
S. I'ruKrrxs of 'taW2.W'.xrliiuiRo Cine
0 , Counrll UliirN I. : < ] H teT < tiT- .
\Vonmti SiirrriiclJHlHHi * u How.
7. .Mining Noun ofttnu Qu'lc Hills.
SliiTlIT Murtlii IMitriMl nit Trlnl ,
8. l'rc > Kn > i of thn Mnorw-Itruittch Cine.
A ( Till lit South Oiiiiilui ,
0 , Onto im n I'okrr Vlijrr.
I'omtncrcliit t'ltili Trip to fort Arthur.
Mlilliinil Iliink Cuso Up lloforo Scott.
Ttx I. my Ordlmtttrc In Dmigrr ,
11. Coiiinicrrlul anil I'limiirlnl Ne\vo.
IS. Some of iurnii : | V ruinous D
Thrilling fnrror of u rtllliiMtcr.
mo iiAKr.itir.s Aitr. cn.Nsoi.iiiA'rmi ,
All Iiiiporliuil riniilM Ini'luiloil In
< luIMV Company.
CHICAGO , Feb. 3. All the biscuit and
cracker companies between Salt Lake City
on the west , Portland , Mo , cti the oust , St.
Paul on the north , o ul New Orleans In the
south , will tomorrow morning bo under one
management. The name of the new cor
poration , which was Incorporated today In
the state of New Jciecy with a capital of
$25,000,000 of preferred ami $30,000.000 ol
common stock , Is the National Biscuit com
The actual transfer of the deeds of the
various plants cciitrollcd by the coiri'anlea
merged Into the national company took nlace
today In the ofllcc of the Illinois Trust nnd
Savings bank In this city. Benjamin F.
Crawford of Mansfield , 0. , was elected presi
dent ; 11 F. Vorlcs of Chicago , first rice
president ; Frank 0. Lowdcn of Chicago , second
end vice president ; C. E. Rumscy of Pitts-
burg , secretary and treasurer. The- follow
ing board of directors was elected : Ben
jamin r. Crawford , Mansfield ; II. P. Varies ,
Chicago ; Thomas S. Olllvcr , Now York ;
David S. Brcmnor. Chicago ; S. S. Marvin ,
Plttisburg : Henry J. Evans , Chicago ; I.ewJ.-
D. Dozlor , St. Louis ; Norman II. Ream ,
Chicago ; William T. Caller , Chicago ; Joseph
S. Loscc , Kansas City ; C. E. Rumsey , Pitts-
burg ; James W. Ilazeii , Boston ; E , 0. Low-
del ] , Chicago ; A. L. Gavrcttsoii , Morrlstown ,
N. J. ; A. W. Green , Chicago.
The new company han purchased for casl :
all the assets , bills receivable , and operating
plants of all the bakeries which wcro con
trolled by the American Biscuit and Manu
facturing company , United States Baklnt
company end New York Biscuit company !
It also assumes all the Indebtedness of these
It controls 139 different plants , which In
about 90 per cent of the largo bakeries In
the country. No change will be made in
prices and no such move Is contemplated.
KOM.OW Til 13 W.UCI * O If TUB STOHM ,
Ill-lllll' , I Vl-SNl-lN SIlCMV l'l 11 I | | | 1)11111-
HULL , Mass. , Fob. 3. The. crow of the
schooner Crandall , which was blown adrift
during the blizzard Monday nlilit , were
rescued by the crew of the Point A Morton
llfo saving stiHIon last night. The Grand-
all's crew had been thirty-four hours without
anything to oat or dr.nk except a pint of
beans and what little water they could ob
tain by breaking an Iclclo from the ilgglng
and melting It.
BOSTON , Feb. 3. The fishing schooner
Flora L. Nlckcrson. which arrived today
from Georges , reports that when about ten
mile ! ) east from Boston light It grazed the
topmasts ot a sunken wreck , apparently a
schooner. It 'is thought that the sunken
rraft is ono of tbo vessels which were torn
from their moorings In Cloucester harbor
during Tuesday's blizzard.
ST. JOHNS , N. 'F. ' , Fob. 3. Reports from
ell along the coast toll ot great damage
done by Ice floes. Eight of the ten mon
who went adrift jcsterday on on Ice flee
In Tirir.lty bay , reached land last night ,
badly fiost bitten. It Is 'believed ' that the
others are nafe.
HIGHLAND LIGHT , Mass. , Feb. 3. About
4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon a largo four
nwsted schooacr was sighted ten miles north
east of this point. It had lost its jlbboom
and the wreckage of sails and tangled rig
ging hung under Its bows. It was helpless
and drifting. After dark a strong brcezo
sprang up from the westward and it was
probably blown out to sea. The cutter Man
ning and tugs have been looking for It ever
W1LMOT FLAT , N , II. , Feb. 3. Thff ther
mometer rcglstcroJ 42 degress below zero
O.V T11I3 11O.UJ TO I'OItT 'AUTIIUH. '
Party of OinnlitiiiH Itojally IJnlrr-
( iilncil at Kiui.iiiH City.
KANSAS CITY , Fob. 3. ( Special Tele
gram. ) The train bearing the members of
the Omaha Commercial club bound for Port
Arthur , left Omaha nearly on time. The
trip to 'Roseborry ' , Mo. , waa without special
Incident , At this place dinner was served.
The trip was resumed at once and Kansas
City reached at 8:4G : p , m. At this point the
l > srty was met hy General Passenger Agent
Harry O. Onr , of the Plttsburg & Gulf road
an ! conducted to the Midland hotel , where
a sumptuous spread awaited them. Members
of the Kansas City Commercial club and a
number of railroad men anii newspaper men
were on hand and did all 'In their power to
make the guests feel entirely at homo. The
Omaha pccplo were royally welcomed and
entertained by their brethren of tbo City of
the Kaw. Tbo lateness of the hour precluded
speech making. The party left for the
south on a special train for Port Arthur at
10:20 : o'clock. Tlio cntlro number of the
party -was eighty-seven , Fred Motz being
he only ono of the original number left
bohlnJ , Thu cntlro pirty are In good health
and spirits and are making friends for Omaha
and tbo exposition on all aides ,
MnicmtMiU of OCIMIII VemielM , Fell , . ' 1.
At 'New ' York Arrived Havel , from
Li re men and Southampton ; Stuttgart , from
arcmen ; Palritla , from Hnmbunfj Sailed
Frlesand | , for Antwerp ; Kdum , for Amster
dam ; Weimar , tor Bremen.
At QuectiBtown Sailed IJrltannlc , tor Now
York ; Hhynland , for Philadelphia.
At Genoa Solled-Fulda , for New York.
At Bremcrhaven Arrived Lahn , from
At llotterdam-Sailcd Vccndam , Ion New
York. f - "
MINNESOTA GETS IN
North Star State Joins tlio Great Trans *
mlssissippi Procession ,
WILL TAKE PART IN THE EXPOSITION
Resolve to Bo Represented Reached After
Cartful Inspection ,
BUSINESS MEN LOOK OVER THE GROUNDS
Delegation Comes to Omaha and SOOUKB
Convincing Frjofs ,
VISITORS FREELY EXPRESS OPINIONS
Admit Tliflr ANOII ( | ) < | IIII MI ( n < the
J'ritKrrt-ss .limit . ! iinil Voice
Detci'iiiliiutloii to lie it I
i 1'nrt of JluSluMv. .
Another nanio has been added to the ll.it
of states ilrmly convinced that the Trnmi-
mlsssslppl ! niul International i\posltlon : la
a good thing. Minnesota's delegation ,
which visited Omahn jratcrdny , returned
lioino thoioughly convinced that thu expo
sition is Launtl to bo n great affair and :
that the state In which they llvo must bi >
represented In n crodltablo nmtincr at
Omaha when the big gates open Jnno U
There were twenty-nine men In the party ,
each one citiulllled to represent iln the meat
most fitting manner the particular line oC
business with which ho U connected. The
diversified Indnstnlea of the North' ' Sta
state were all represented awl the party
WOB ono of the most reprtsentatlvo dele
gations of business men which has vlstetl
The party arrived on the regular train < > C
the Chicago , St. lV\ul , .Minneapolis & Omaha
raihvny , which reached the Webster street
depot at 0:10 a m. Dudley Smith , Thomas
KilpatricU and SuiicTliitcndcnt 1'earso of the
public schools met the party at the da.at ) and ,
escorted the mcnibois to the Mlllard hotel
PURSONNEL OF TIIK PARTY.
The personnel of the delegation is as fol
lows : Thomas L. Schiirmcler , wliolesalo
dealer In dry goods. St. Paul : W. D. Kirk ,
banltLV , St. Paul ; W. J. Footner , general
manager Northern Express company , St.
Paul ; 11. Wilson , banker , Furlbault ; J. Ncw-
ton Nlnd , publisher of several trade Jour
nals , Minneapolis ; E. L. Danforth of Min
neapolis. All of the foregoing arc members
of the 'Minnesota Exposition commission.
In addition to these the following men wcro
In the party : W. II. Merrlclc. general agent
o Singer Sowing Machine company ; Chatles
P. Noycs , wholesale dry goods ; Geoigo I' .
Finch , wliolesalo dry goods ; II. A. Kirk ,
wholesale hardware ; E. II. Ilallcy , banker ;
Colonel W. M. Liggett , superintendent state
experiment station ; 13. W. Ran
dall , secretary State Fair associa
tion ; P. G. Hnlbert , commercial agent
Chicago , St. Paul. , Minneapolis fc Omaha ,
railway ; F. N. Van DUBCC , Pioneer Press ,
all of St. Paul ; Edward Weaver , ex-president
State Agricultural society and capitalist ,
Mankato ; Jems 1C. Grondahl , editor Rupub-
llcan , Red Wing ; Major A. D. Keycs , Fari-
hault : A. W. McKlnstry , editor Republican ,
Farlbault ; Mayor Robert Pratt , Fred R.
Salisbury , ir.amtfactuicr ; II. I ) . Hudson ,
Journal ; C. M. Jordan , superintendent publlo
schools ; T. W. C'jppelan , city engineer ; W.
G. Nye , city comptroller ; Charles Astor
Parker , nowfyapcr corrcEyondent ; F. N.
Stacy , Times ; A. IJ. Cutts , general passenger
agent Minneapolis & St. LouU railway ,
Gcorgo N. Elwell , furnlturo manufacturer ,
all of Minneapolis.
After brcahf2Gt the committee appointed
to escort the delegation to the exposition
grounds met the visitors. In this com
mittee were Dudley Smith , Thomas Kllpat-
rlck , Siipeilntcndent C. Q. Pearse , C. M.
Wllhelm , II. S. Jnyncs , E. Roscwater , A.
P. Tukcy , A. C. Smith , W. W. Illnglmm ,
W. J. liroatch and II. J. MacColl of Lex
ington. About half an hour was spent In
getting acquainted and the lobby of the
Mlllard presented an animated nppearaneei
an the members of the visiting delegation
and the local committee- exchanged greet
ings and the con vernal Ion became general.
After everybody had become ) ncqualntcl
with every other body a special street car
was boarded and a trip inudo to the expo *
Billon grounds. The main court and the
bluff tract wcro visited , and the Minnesota ,
visitors , like those from every other sec
tion who have visited the grounds for the
first time , wcro moro than surprised at
what they saw. They freely admitted that
the magnitude of the operations was a great
surprise to them and the Rcalo was moro
extensive than they had conceived.
After walking around the main court anj
through the bulldlngH the party returned
to the Mlllard hotel , where the visitors !
were entertained at luncheon by the ex-
, AFTER THE LUNCH.
After 'tho ' cigars were passed ( Chairman
Llnduey of the cxrcntlvo committee Intro ,
duccd John L , Webster to olMclnto n tc < wt-
master In the filsenco of President Wattles ,
Mr , Webster made a brief talk In assuming
the duties devolving upon him , explaining
In a few words the Hcopo and purpose of ;
the cxpoMtiMi and dwelling especially upon
tholmpoinnco : of the enterprise ) to the extensive
tensive industries of Minnesota.
Mayor Pratt of Minneapolis was the first
ono called upon by the toaetmastcr to dpialc
about his Impressions. The mayor spaka
very briefly , expressing great pleasure at
being afforded the opportunity of vlsltlnf ;
Omaha and seeing lw\v \ far the exposition
liad iprogrcaiod. Hu said ho was glad to
ueo the great progress which has been madu
because the people of Minnesota are all In-
tcreated in the exposition ant ] whllo no ap
propriation was made for representation on
the part ot tha state ho siild ihu felt war
ranted In saying that the atato will be well
George F. Finch of fit , Paul was called
on as ono of the largest merchants In thu
west. Mr. Finch confessed to being com-
[ iletely dumbfounded at thu nights which ;
10 had seen at the exposition grounds. He/
jald the progress which had been madeun < *
: lie grandeur and beauty of the bulldlngn
md been a very great surprise to him.
"No other city In the world , ouUldo ot
Chicago , could have accomplished what you' '
have done , " exclaimed Mr. Finch In tha
most emphatic and earnest manner. "Thai
business people of St. Paul are with you'
ind all of our business intu will do anyV ]
thing they can to forward the
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